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Yunnan

 Lijiang

Yunnan, China
New Years Eve bonfire Lijiang – the master of ceremonies is warming up the crowd
Yunnan, China
It’s midnight & the police have already marched inline out of the old town – 1 cool non participant in the photo – I call him ‘THE WATCHER’. My camera and I were sprayed with beer and there was menace in the air – time to go home.
Complications
Complications

Zhongdian & nearby

Yunnan, China

Yunnan, China

Yunnan, China

Yunnan, China

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Yunnan, China

Yunnan, China

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yunnan, China

 

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Route 66

Route 66 Weirdness 1

Amboy – Roy’s

No bloody pictures!

Shortly after taking the photo below a voice from somewhere near the gas station bellowed “None of your bloody pictures around here”

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We moved away a little, past the gas station on the opposite side of the road and took the photo below – including a madonna sitting on a pile of white blocks between the buildings – we did not manage to get close before the voice was there again “Didn’t you hear me – none of your bloody photos around here!”.

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We had not seen any other cars for a long time and visualising the headline “Tourists disappear on Route 66” left town.

Looking back my wife spotted a man with binoculars in the shadows of the gas station forecourt watching us closely.

We discovered later that the gentleman with the binoculars was well known at the time for yelling at people who stopped in Amboy – he has long since moved on and last I heard the gas station actually even sells fuel.

Route 66 Weirdness 2

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Route 66 Weirdness 3

Stranger in town or maybe my pants were unzipped

I walked into the Cafe – the whole restaurant fell silent and everyone watched me walk to the counter, I bought a coffee and feeling all those eyes on me promptly left – the world outside was still reassuringly normal – suburban driveways and passing traffic – phew!

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En Route

The proof
The proof
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We followed the asphalt
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Back on the interstate
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